Today was an exercise in procrastination. First I woke up and spent more than my fair share of time thumbing through Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook on my iPhone. It was incredibly relaxing. When I finally removed myself from my warm sheets, I headed to the gym for some 40-odd minutes on the elliptical. Felt good to sweat and it worked up my appetite so much so that when I got home I whipped up some French toast. It has been so long since I had some!
I smeared some almond butter on both slices and then sprinkled on flax seed and chia seeds. The final touch was maple syrup. Super brunch, I must say. You would think it would have set me up for a good day of studying but I just took the opportunity to wash dishes and clean off my couches (the classic spot of magazine drop off and paper dumps). I got terribly little done before making lunch three and a half hours later. I did manage to study one whole embryo chapter in that time. Oh yea, that’s what we call progress. Haha.
Anyways, late lunch rolled around and I made myself another lemon pepper egg salad sandwich, this time with cheddar cheese. Sides of sticks: both pretzels and carrot varieties.
I really do love egg salad. I don’t know what it is but it seems to be a craving lately. Might as well indulge. Hello protein! Not an hour after lunch I was trying to study another embryo chapter but my eyes were not cooperating. I gave it after trying to fight it for all of ten minutes and laid down for a nap. I set my alarm for 30 minutes but woke up refreshed in 25. I continued to study fetal neuroanatomy while horizontal in my bed. Given my recent shut eye, I actually was able to power through lots of “development of…” flowcharts. I came up for air around 6:30 to make dinner. Who’s up for fried rice?
I used some of my leftover brown rice from the other night and sautéed it with sesame oil, onion, canned (read: sad-looking) mixed veggies, and some fried egg. I used the split pan method to cook the egg after cooking the onions down and adding the veg.
Final step was the seasoning. Usually, soy sauce is enough but after a trip to a hibachi grill, I learned that the secret was mustard. Who knew? Not me but after having a bite, I knew it would go in every single fried rice recipe I made from now on.
If you’ve never tried it, seriously you should. Use a spicy mustard not the regular yellow stuff. The point is to give the whole dish a bit of a zing. Works perfectly.
After dinner I studied a bit more, called and chatter with mom, did some more cleaning, and watched some shows on my DVR. Think I might keep that plan going and then go to bed. Before I head that way, I wanted to share a great song with you. I know it’s not Tune Tuesday but let’s face it, with the way things have been going, I might not be able to post this on the right day. So why wait?
Questions: Ever made homemade fried rice?
How was your lovely Saturday?